31 December 2007

you know you're a geek when...

You know you're a geek when you tune into a WKNO special on bluegrass just to see all of 20 seconds of Nickel Creek. I don't care! I love them anyway. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVVVVVVVVVVEEEE. I feel just as passionate about them as Lola felt/feels about Sidarthur. And yes, I considered wearing a black dress and going into mourning when I discovered their eminent break-up. So sad, so sad...

I'd better make this post a quick one, before midnight strikes.

I hope everyone's 2007 was worthwhile.
And I hope your 2008 is full of magic and beauty.


29 December 2007

writer's block.

Have you ever opened a new blog window-- or a Word document, or a brand new notebook-- and just... sat? As if, there's something inside of you yearning to come out onto the page, longing to be typed or written, but you just can't figure out how to put that indescribable feeling (for lack of a better word) into words? I find myself doing so more often than not. Something in me aches to write, but my heart quails at the actual process. Ugh. I'm a freak, I can't deny it. I wish I had brought my book of writing exercises home from school. **Reminder: do that!**

27 December 2007

television just isn't the way it used to be.

Since when does the TV Guide channel have better TV than the rest of television? ...Well, scratch that. Look-A-Like isn't really better TV. But watching some chick turn into a Nicole Kidman clone was certainly a lot more interesting than cheap horror flicks or re-runs of tacky shows.

...Look-A-Like is over.
And I'm pathetically falling back on Hannah Montana.

I think I might go back to school earlier than I'd planned. A really talented local (statewise) bluegrass band, Greenwillis, is giving a concert in Little Rock the weekend before school starts, and I'm thinking I need to go show my support! I first ran into Greenwillis during a recording of the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour this past semester. They performed "Katie Dear" and another piece I can't remember. But they were amazing! I met them post-show and talked a bit with their guitarist online. They're a fun group! Anyone who's in the area should totally go see them next month. The concert dates and venue can be found on their aforementioned Myspace page.

I want to say a word or two on behalf of a friend before I go. It pisses me off that people deliberately try to hurt other people's feelings. And for what? Their own enjoyment. I don't know how much I'm allowed to say about this friend-- his privacy is very important to us and him. But... and gah, this portion of my post is pretty much going absolutely no where. Basically... I just wanted to say that flaming and trolling people's blogs, videos, lives, is totally not cool. And I guess for all the trolls out there, I suggest taking a long walk off a short cliff. Find something more productive to do with your lives than trying to make someone else's life miserable. In the end, it just makes you look like ignorant and unintelligent pricks. So. Shove off. Thanks.

To everyone else? ... I got this clip from wiki. Don't feed the trolls! Heh.

Anyway. Sorry about that, guys. I know the trolls probably aren't going to be reading this at all. But I needed to put it out there. I'd better stop this while I'm behind. Haha.

Take care, guys!

26 December 2007

well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance

I hadn't realized I'd made this blog ages ago, back in 2005. Who knew.
And like I need another blog. I still have my livejournal, my myspace, and my xanga.
Ah well. There's nothing like a new start, and I'm a mite partial to Google-based applications.

So I'm sitting here at home, feeling a little bored, and listening to the August Rush soundtrack. Honestly, I'd see that movie again just to listen to the music in the theater. It was pretty gorgeous. My brother and I also went to see National Treasure 2 in theaters yesterday. It was pretty good, but totally not as awesome as I was expecting it to be. It seemed to end way too quickly! As well as not being so neatly tied up as the last one had been... I left the theater unsure about a few details-- so was the man evil in the end or not? And wasn't Chase in with the man at the beginning of the story? I'd assumed he was the one who told her to go to London when he listened in on the phone conversation... and so I was expecting a big confrontation between Gates and his ex-girlfriend. But they never even addressed it. And I think they could have spent more time on the actual map itself. It felt like a puzzle-piece had been left out, when all was said and done. In the first movie, I thought the hunt was the best part of the movie. In this one, the hunt seemed to take second place to the drama. Ah well. It wasn't a bad movie, though. Just not as great as the first, which is almost always the case.

I'm going to be glad to get back to school in a couple of weeks. I wish I had New Years plans, but I don't. And I kind of wish I could get back to the dorms now. Not that I'm not having a fabulous time here at home! That isn't the case. I just miss my friends and stuff. And the fast(er) internet -- as in, not dial-up. We're way behind the times, here at home.

Oooh! And I do have some pretty fantastic news I wanted to share with some people. Apparently, I have money. Money that's been gaining interest ever since I was born. Mom surprised me with it last night. She told my brother about his money about a month ago... So! This implies all sorts relief for me.
  1. It'll finish paying off my trip to Ireland this summer.
  2. It could help pay for grad school.
  3. Or it could help pay for a down payment on a better car than the piece of crap I have. (sorry Bessie!)
Or any number of things I'm needing. Those three are my current most important options. I have a $600 deposit due on the trip next month. And I'm getting $3750 from the Honors College for the Ireland trip (unless there are icky financial aid problems -- I've emailed Patricia about those. I'm a bit worried, but... we'll see). I'm just really crossing my fingers these days, hoping my car will last until we can get around to getting a student loan for a new(er) car. Maybe I'll be able to get one by this summer!

I guess that's it for now.
I'm singing in a funeral tomorrow morning. Which means I have to get up earlier than usual. As in...8:30. Ish. I don't know how I'm able to make myself get up for 8 o'clocks during the school year. Or 9 o'clocks, for that matter. Ugh. I'm not looking forward to having another 9 o'clock three times a year.